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6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
CSB: when I was an undergrad my girlfriend lived at the beach during summer break.  One night, after day drinking since brunch, she and I decided to see Snow Falling on Cedars (we took a cab; quelle horreur! Also, Uber didn't exist) a few weeks after it's release.We wound up being the only two people in the movie, I can only guess, because: a) beach; b) art house; c) turned out it was the last week it was to be shown; d) 9:40 start.

I went with her because I loved her and she wanted to go and when you love somebody you do things you don't necessarily want to do sometimes, but even she got bored halfway through and decided that blowing me in the theater was the absolutely correct way to relieve our boredom.  I was very nervous that an usher would come in so, despite her incredible talent and best efforts, I couldn't finish.  As such, she decided to lift her skirt up and reverse cow girl me.  This felt too impersonal, so after a minute or so I had her switch such that she sat on the seat and I had sex with her on my knees.  She was allergic to the pill, and, being drunk, I hadn't thought to bring condoms from the beach house, so at the denouement I pulled out and finished on the seat next to her.

I wiped up what I could of my effluvia with a used-popcorn-grease-napkin from concessions.  I'm pretty sure nobody came behind us to Lysol the scene.

Tl;dr: Enjoy your cinema experience!

/the stories I could tell you about hotels
//I mean, seriously, don't touch ANYTHING
///Fark is still not a personal erotica website.  I think
 
6 days ago  
I loathed crowds before the pandemic.

I'm sure as sh*t not going into crowds now.

And certainly not for farking Space Jam.
 
6 days ago  
I love this review. it's perfect.
 
6 days ago  
"kicking things off with a $1 matinee of Space Jam"

why?  why would you do that? They'd have to pay me to see that movie, especially during a pandemic.  Florida tag subby...
 
6 days ago  
pretty sure the opening image in TFA is a federal crime.
 
6 days ago  

Byno: CSB: when I was an undergrad my girlfriend lived at the beach during summer break.  One night, after day drinking since brunch, she and I decided to see Snow Falling on Cedars (we took a cab; quelle horreur! Also, Uber didn't exist) a few weeks after it's release.We wound up being the only two people in the movie, I can only guess, because: a) beach; b) art house; c) turned out it was the last week it was to be shown; d) 9:40 start.

I went with her because I loved her and she wanted to go and when you love somebody you do things you don't necessarily want to do sometimes, but even she got bored halfway through and decided that blowing me in the theater was the absolutely correct way to relieve our boredom.  I was very nervous that an usher would come in so, despite her incredible talent and best efforts, I couldn't finish.  As such, she decided to lift her skirt up and reverse cow girl me.  This felt too impersonal, so after a minute or so I had her switch such that she sat on the seat and I had sex with her on my knees.  She was allergic to the pill, and, being drunk, I hadn't thought to bring condoms from the beach house, so at the denouement I pulled out and finished on the seat next to her.

I wiped up what I could of my effluvia with a used-popcorn-grease-napkin from concessions.  I'm pretty sure nobody came behind us to Lysol the scene.

Tl;dr: Enjoy your cinema experience!

/the stories I could tell you about hotels
//I mean, seriously, don't touch ANYTHING
///Fark is still not a personal erotica website.  I think


No she didn't. You went alone, you jerked off then you cried.
 
6 days ago  
"I risked my life to watch Space Jam.  Here's what it's like to be an idiot.... [words]"
 
6 days ago  
Who the hell would risk their life to see/pay for Space Jam?

\Check out All The Bright Places on Netflix
\\10/10 my IMDB
\\\slashies!!!
 
6 days ago  
Isn't that rabbit super racist?
 
6 days ago  

almejita: Byno: CSB: when I was an undergrad my girlfriend lived at the beach during summer break.  One night, after day drinking since brunch, she and I decided to see Snow Falling on Cedars (we took a cab; quelle horreur! Also, Uber didn't exist) a few weeks after it's release.We wound up being the only two people in the movie, I can only guess, because: a) beach; b) art house; c) turned out it was the last week it was to be shown; d) 9:40 start.

I went with her because I loved her and she wanted to go and when you love somebody you do things you don't necessarily want to do sometimes, but even she got bored halfway through and decided that blowing me in the theater was the absolutely correct way to relieve our boredom.  I was very nervous that an usher would come in so, despite her incredible talent and best efforts, I couldn't finish.  As such, she decided to lift her skirt up and reverse cow girl me.  This felt too impersonal, so after a minute or so I had her switch such that she sat on the seat and I had sex with her on my knees.  She was allergic to the pill, and, being drunk, I hadn't thought to bring condoms from the beach house, so at the denouement I pulled out and finished on the seat next to her.

I wiped up what I could of my effluvia with a used-popcorn-grease-napkin from concessions.  I'm pretty sure nobody came behind us to Lysol the scene.

Tl;dr: Enjoy your cinema experience!

/the stories I could tell you about hotels
//I mean, seriously, don't touch ANYTHING
///Fark is still not a personal erotica website.  I think

No she didn't. You went alone, you jerked off then you cried.


That's true. But, still, in the seat
 
6 days ago  
$200 to rent theatre?
I'd rent that for TENET and maybe invite some friends/neighbors as long as they followed my rules.
 
6 days ago  

Leader O'Cola: pretty sure the opening image in TFA is a federal crime.


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6 days ago  
Why did this thread start with a Dear Penthouse letter?
 
6 days ago  

Byno: CSB: when I was an undergrad my girlfriend lived at the beach during summer break.  One night, after day drinking since brunch, she and I decided to see Snow Falling on Cedars (we took a cab; quelle horreur! Also, Uber didn't exist) a few weeks after it's release.We wound up being the only two people in the movie, I can only guess, because: a) beach; b) art house; c) turned out it was the last week it was to be shown; d) 9:40 start.

I went with her because I loved her and she wanted to go and when you love somebody you do things you don't necessarily want to do sometimes, but even she got bored halfway through and decided that blowing me in the theater was the absolutely correct way to relieve our boredom.  I was very nervous that an usher would come in so, despite her incredible talent and best efforts, I couldn't finish.  As such, she decided to lift her skirt up and reverse cow girl me.  This felt too impersonal, so after a minute or so I had her switch such that she sat on the seat and I had sex with her on my knees.  She was allergic to the pill, and, being drunk, I hadn't thought to bring condoms from the beach house, so at the denouement I pulled out and finished on the seat next to her.

I wiped up what I could of my effluvia with a used-popcorn-grease-napkin from concessions.  I'm pretty sure nobody came behind us to Lysol the scene.

Tl;dr: Enjoy your cinema experience!

/the stories I could tell you about hotels
//I mean, seriously, don't touch ANYTHING
///Fark is still not a personal erotica website.  I think


I am sincerely embarrassed for you.
 
6 days ago  
Isn't that Wabbit super wacist?

How long before mocking mispronunciations becomes so incorrect that it's a legal offence?

And then the entire Looney Tunes catalogue is binned?...
 
6 days ago  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: "I risked my life to watch Space Jam.  Here's what it's like to be an idiot.... [words]"


FTA: I secretly hoped the theater would be completely empty.

Well, it certainly wouldn't be as long as IDIOTS LIKE THE AUTHOR WERE IN IT.

/schroedinger's cat may or may not be spinning in its grave
 
6 days ago  

LarrySouth: Isn't that Wabbit super wacist?

How long before mocking mispronunciations becomes so incorrect that it's a legal offence?

And then the entire Looney Tunes catalogue is binned?...



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6 days ago  
This reminds me of a flying experience very soon after 9/11. Before we took off the captain came on the intercom and told us that we were all family and needed to depend on each other and if anything happened we should act en masse and basically kick the shiat out of anyone that tried to disrupt the flight and if they were armed attack with anything not bolted down.  I was like woah.  People clapped.
 
6 days ago  
Usually, crowded is better.

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I don't remember the movie but I went to one on like a Wednesday afternoon and there were probably 4 other people in the theater. It was awesome.
 
6 days ago  

jonas opines: Why did this thread start with a Dear Penthouse letter?


It's Fark. Just roll with it.
 
6 days ago  

Byno: CSB: when I was an undergrad my girlfriend lived at the beach during summer break.  One night, after day drinking since brunch, she and I decided to see Snow Falling on Cedars (we took a cab; quelle horreur! Also, Uber didn't exist) a few weeks after it's release.We wound up being the only two people in the movie, I can only guess, because: a) beach; b) art house; c) turned out it was the last week it was to be shown; d) 9:40 start.

I went with her because I loved her and she wanted to go and when you love somebody you do things you don't necessarily want to do sometimes, but even she got bored halfway through and decided that blowing me in the theater was the absolutely correct way to relieve our boredom.  I was very nervous that an usher would come in so, despite her incredible talent and best efforts, I couldn't finish.  As such, she decided to lift her skirt up and reverse cow girl me.  This felt too impersonal, so after a minute or so I had her switch such that she sat on the seat and I had sex with her on my knees.  She was allergic to the pill, and, being drunk, I hadn't thought to bring condoms from the beach house, so at the denouement I pulled out and finished on the seat next to her.

I wiped up what I could of my effluvia with a used-popcorn-grease-napkin from concessions.  I'm pretty sure nobody came behind us to Lysol the scene.

Tl;dr: Enjoy your cinema experience!

/the stories I could tell you about hotels
//I mean, seriously, don't touch ANYTHING
///Fark is still not a personal erotica website.  I think


Ahhhh...
The Reluctant Milkmaid position...

Good of you for being corona virus safe sex experiences before it was necessary.
 
6 days ago  

jonas opines: Why did this thread start with a Dear Penthouse letter?


Why not?
 
6 days ago  

Leader O'Cola: Leader O'Cola: pretty sure the opening image in TFA is a federal crime.

[consumerist.com image 350x516]


Any one of those will get you kicked out of an Alamo Drafthouse.

/and sent to a special hell
 
6 days ago  

Byno: CSB: when I was an undergrad my girlfriend lived at the beach during summer break.  One night, after day drinking since brunch, she and I decided to see Snow Falling on Cedars (we took a cab; quelle horreur! Also, Uber didn't exist) a few weeks after it's release.We wound up being the only two people in the movie, I can only guess, because: a) beach; b) art house; c) turned out it was the last week it was to be shown; d) 9:40 start.

I went with her because I loved her and she wanted to go and when you love somebody you do things you don't necessarily want to do sometimes, but even she got bored halfway through and decided that blowing me in the theater was the absolutely correct way to relieve our boredom.  I was very nervous that an usher would come in so, despite her incredible talent and best efforts, I couldn't finish.  As such, she decided to lift her skirt up and reverse cow girl me.  This felt too impersonal, so after a minute or so I had her switch such that she sat on the seat and I had sex with her on my knees.  She was allergic to the pill, and, being drunk, I hadn't thought to bring condoms from the beach house, so at the denouement I pulled out and finished on the seat next to her.

I wiped up what I could of my effluvia with a used-popcorn-grease-napkin from concessions.  I'm pretty sure nobody came behind us to Lysol the scene.

Tl;dr: Enjoy your cinema experience!

/the stories I could tell you about hotels
//I mean, seriously, don't touch ANYTHING
///Fark is still not a personal erotica website.  I think


Nobody needed to hear that story.
 
6 days ago  
You went to a theater during a pandemic and paid to see "Space Jam"? Are you farking with me?? I wouldn't even pay to see that under normal conditions.
 
5 days ago  
I think the only time I've ever had the theater entirely to myself was when I caught the 10 or 11pm showing of They Shall Not Grow Old on cheap movie night but in the nice Atmos theater with a balcony and big comfy chairs. Front and center in the balcony and it was glorious. That movie is seriously amazing.
 
5 days ago  
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HDTGM is impressed
 
5 days ago  

Dibikad: I think the only time I've ever had the theater entirely to myself was when I caught the 10 or 11pm showing of They Shall Not Grow Old on cheap movie night but in the nice Atmos theater with a balcony and big comfy chairs. Front and center in the balcony and it was glorious. That movie is seriously amazing.


Whoops, forgot the most important part. When it changed to color I cried, jerked off, and came over the balcony in rapid fire, my seed arching to fall on the empty seats below like a fountain in celebration of the beauty I was witnessing....This is the thread for this right? But seriously, watch the movie.
 
5 days ago  

Dibikad: Whoops, forgot the most important part. When it changed to color I cried, jerked off, and came over the balcony in rapid fire, my seed arching to fall on the empty seats below like a fountain in celebration of the beauty I was witnessing....This is the thread for this right


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And, for those of you continuing to read this thread, please know that my asshattery is borne out of the conceit that "let me tell you about the time I saw Space Jam by myself 20 years after it was released" would be beyond inane, only that somehow by slapping COVID19 on it it gets greened.
 
5 days ago  
Cool Story, my Bros: when I was a college sophomore, my girlfriend lived at the lakeshore during summer break.  One evening, after boozing since lunch, she and I decided to see The Bridges of Madison County (we took a Quebecois taxi; quelle horreur!) a few weeks after it's release. We wound up being the only couple in the theater, I can only guess, because: a) beach; b) Francophones in Saskatchewan; c) turned out it was the last week it was to be shown; d) 9:15 start.

I went with her because I had a crush on her 54 year old cougar mom, her and she wanted to go, and when you love somebody's mom you do things you don't necessarily want to do sometimes. But even she got bored halfway through and decided that blowing me in the theater was the absolutely correct way to relieve her boredom. Seriously, she did not even appreciate that Clint Eastwood was diversifying his oeuvre and proving his talent as an artist and a dramaturge. But her mom had work done on her and I was so close to closing the deal that I let the girl complain throughout all the best cinematography, thank god she finally put something in her mouth so I could pay attention to the fine details of Clint Eastwood's finest directorial showcase. Anyhow, I couldn't finish.  As such, she decided to lift her skirt up and reverse cow girl me.  This felt too impersonal, compared to the layered pathos on screen. So I had her switch such that she sat on the seat and I had sex with her on my knees.  Being drunk, at the cerebral but emotionally complicated denouement I pulled out and finished on the popcorn, because they skimped on the golden topping, the cheapskates.

I wiped up what missed the popcorn with a used-popcorn-grease-napkin from concessions and threw it under a seat.  I'm pretty sure nobody came behind us to Lysol the scene. To this day I tell this story because it is totally mine and I don't steal hot facts about me from strangers on the internet.
 
5 days ago  

Jadedgrl: You went to a theater during a pandemic and paid to see "Space Jam"? Are you farking with me?? I wouldn't even pay to see that under normal conditions.


Forget it, Jake, it's Florida.
 
5 days ago  

Dibikad: I think the only time I've ever had the theater entirely to myself was when I caught the 10 or 11pm showing of They Shall Not Grow Old on cheap movie night but in the nice Atmos theater with a balcony and big comfy chairs. Front and center in the balcony and it was glorious. That movie is seriously amazing.


I've seen a decent number of movies without anyone (except on occasion the people I went with) in the theater. First I can remember is Arachnophobia. Middle of the afternoon with my babysitter and my little brother. Yeah, my folks were cool with that. These were 80s parents. Peewee's Big Adventure and Large Marge was far scarier to me anyway.
 
5 days ago  
I volunteered to go to the first movie to play indoors on a big screen in Tampa Bay since the coronavirus shutdown because, to me, going to a movie theater is one of life's greatest pleasures.


Hey, look who never got laid!
 
5 days ago  
During winter break early in 1977 I was at a movie theater somewhere in Northern Virginia. I don't remember the feature; it was eminently forgettable. There were maybe four people in the whole theater. Lights went down, they started showing previews of coming attractions. First preview, meh. Second preview, ho hum. Then they showed a preview for some movie called Star Wars. After that preview, the lights came up for a few seconds before the feature started. All of us looked around at each other, gaping WTF Did I Just See looks on our faces.
 
5 days ago  

minorshan: Dibikad: I think the only time I've ever had the theater entirely to myself was when I caught the 10 or 11pm showing of They Shall Not Grow Old on cheap movie night but in the nice Atmos theater with a balcony and big comfy chairs. Front and center in the balcony and it was glorious. That movie is seriously amazing.

I've seen a decent number of movies without anyone (except on occasion the people I went with) in the theater. First I can remember is Arachnophobia. Middle of the afternoon with my babysitter and my little brother. Yeah, my folks were cool with that. These were 80s parents. Peewee's Big Adventure and Large Marge was far scarier to me anyway.


It occurs to me that I should've mentioned I was 9 at the time. Seems relevant.
 
5 days ago  

jonas opines: Why did this thread start with a Dear Penthouse letter?


And I'm sure that like those letters, this is not at all the fervent imaginings of a lonely man.
 
5 days ago  

almejita: No she didn't. You went alone, you jerked off then you cried.


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5 days ago  
Movie theaters, because of this stupidity, like sporting events, will become a thing of the past.
The ISP's have found out their networks didn't collapse over everyone staying home, streaming
and what not.  The movie theaters can close up, save all that money in labor, buildings and what
not, sell tickets online, not have to ship/distribute the movies to each theater.  Just send it online.
Heck, I'd rather curl up at home, no travel, watch it on the big screen with the sound bar, eat my
own not overpriced snacks anyway.
 
5 days ago  

Byno: almejita: Byno: CSB: when I was an undergrad my girlfriend lived at the beach during summer break.  One night, after day drinking since brunch, she and I decided to see Snow Falling on Cedars (we took a cab; quelle horreur! Also, Uber didn't exist) a few weeks after it's release.We wound up being the only two people in the movie, I can only guess, because: a) beach; b) art house; c) turned out it was the last week it was to be shown; d) 9:40 start.

I went with her because I loved her and she wanted to go and when you love somebody you do things you don't necessarily want to do sometimes, but even she got bored halfway through and decided that blowing me in the theater was the absolutely correct way to relieve our boredom.  I was very nervous that an usher would come in so, despite her incredible talent and best efforts, I couldn't finish.  As such, she decided to lift her skirt up and reverse cow girl me.  This felt too impersonal, so after a minute or so I had her switch such that she sat on the seat and I had sex with her on my knees.  She was allergic to the pill, and, being drunk, I hadn't thought to bring condoms from the beach house, so at the denouement I pulled out and finished on the seat next to her.

I wiped up what I could of my effluvia with a used-popcorn-grease-napkin from concessions.  I'm pretty sure nobody came behind us to Lysol the scene.

Tl;dr: Enjoy your cinema experience!

/the stories I could tell you about hotels
//I mean, seriously, don't touch ANYTHING
///Fark is still not a personal erotica website.  I think

No she didn't. You went alone, you jerked off then you cried.

That's true. But, still, in the seat


:)

A sense of humor is key...nice
 
5 days ago  

almejita: A sense of humor is key...nice


You have bested me good sir knight.  The thread is yours.
 
5 days ago  

almejita: Byno: CSB: when I was an undergrad my girlfriend lived at the beach during summer break.  One night, after day drinking since brunch, she and I decided to see Snow Falling on Cedars (we took a cab; quelle horreur! Also, Uber didn't exist) a few weeks after it's release.We wound up being the only two people in the movie, I can only guess, because: a) beach; b) art house; c) turned out it was the last week it was to be shown; d) 9:40 start.

I went with her because I loved her and she wanted to go and when you love somebody you do things you don't necessarily want to do sometimes, but even she got bored halfway through and decided that blowing me in the theater was the absolutely correct way to relieve our boredom.  I was very nervous that an usher would come in so, despite her incredible talent and best efforts, I couldn't finish.  As such, she decided to lift her skirt up and reverse cow girl me.  This felt too impersonal, so after a minute or so I had her switch such that she sat on the seat and I had sex with her on my knees.  She was allergic to the pill, and, being drunk, I hadn't thought to bring condoms from the beach house, so at the denouement I pulled out and finished on the seat next to her.

I wiped up what I could of my effluvia with a used-popcorn-grease-napkin from concessions.  I'm pretty sure nobody came behind us to Lysol the scene.

Tl;dr: Enjoy your cinema experience!

/the stories I could tell you about hotels
//I mean, seriously, don't touch ANYTHING
///Fark is still not a personal erotica website.  I think

No she didn't. You went alone, you jerked off then you cried.

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5 days ago  
To be honest, I'd really like to see Tenet on a big screen when it's released.

I've heard/read that many theatres, as viable businesses, are literally on deathwatches, and that's sad.  I always thought it would be cool to own and run a profitable movie house.  Or maybe not.  Staff turnovers are probably a biatch.

Regardless, they definitely need the revenue.  My single revenue is probably negligible though, and obviously larger health concerns dwarf the "save the business" narrative.

When you book a ticket online, you usually get a diagram that shows current theatre occupancy though.  Would it be worth the risk in an IMAX theatre, with a mask, and only 5 other people in the theatre with you, all in their own separate quadrants?

Might not be the most pressing question for epidemiologists at the moment.
 
5 days ago  

Byno: almejita: A sense of humor is key...nice

You have bested me good sir knight.  The thread is yours.


LOL no, you made a funny comment, I made a serious dick response, and everybody was happy.
No winners, no losers, just people farking with each other on the internet.
And no one getting their feelings hurt or anyone getting outraged.
 
5 days ago  

almejita: And no one getting their feelings hurt or anyone getting outraged.


Speak for yourself you sunnufa biatch!
 
5 days ago  
My close friends and I that don't have jobs with too much social contact have been going to movies as of late. They've been mostly empty and our town is medium-sized and not full of idiots (most people wear masks, etc.)
Saw Jaws last week, The Great Outdoors this, and on the weekend hope to see Ghostbusters (1984 of course.) It's been fun seeing older films on the big screen. I haven't been able to convince the owner to play Tremors yet.
 
5 days ago  

Byno: CSB: when I was an undergrad my girlfriend lived at the beach during summer break.  One night, after day drinking since brunch, she and I decided to see Snow Falling on Cedars (we took a cab; quelle horreur! Also, Uber didn't exist) a few weeks after it's release.We wound up being the only two people in the movie, I can only guess, because: a) beach; b) art house; c) turned out it was the last week it was to be shown; d) 9:40 start.

I went with her because I loved her and she wanted to go and when you love somebody you do things you don't necessarily want to do sometimes, but even she got bored halfway through and decided that blowing me in the theater was the absolutely correct way to relieve our boredom.  I was very nervous that an usher would come in so, despite her incredible talent and best efforts, I couldn't finish.  As such, she decided to lift her skirt up and reverse cow girl me.  This felt too impersonal, so after a minute or so I had her switch such that she sat on the seat and I had sex with her on my knees.  She was allergic to the pill, and, being drunk, I hadn't thought to bring condoms from the beach house, so at the denouement I pulled out and finished on the seat next to her.

I wiped up what I could of my effluvia with a used-popcorn-grease-napkin from concessions.  I'm pretty sure nobody came behind us to Lysol the scene.

Tl;dr: Enjoy your cinema experience!

/the stories I could tell you about hotels
//I mean, seriously, don't touch ANYTHING
///Fark is still not a personal erotica website.  I think


My favorite film ever seen in theatres?  Donnie Brasco.  There was a really nice theater built near the house where I grew up and it opened when I was very young.  By the time I was in high school, it was old and closed down, only to reopen as a dollar theater.  But it was pretty nice still for a dollar theater.  My high school GF and I went to see Donnie Brasco and in the back row she gave me a spirited oral experience.  I had no problems finishing.  Best movie ever.
 
5 days ago  

p51d007: Movie theaters, because of this stupidity, like sporting events, will become a thing of the past.
The ISP's have found out their networks didn't collapse over everyone staying home, streaming
and what not.  The movie theaters can close up, save all that money in labor, buildings and what
not, sell tickets online, not have to ship/distribute the movies to each theater.  Just send it online.



https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertszc​zerba/2015/01/05/15-worst-tech-predict​ions-of-all-time/#21e0b1e41299

1876: "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication."- William Orton, President of Western Union.

1889: "Fooling around with alternating current (AC) is just a waste of time.  Nobody will use it, ever." - Thomas Edison

1903: "The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty - a fad." - President of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford's lawyer, Horace Rackham, not to invest in the Ford Motor Company.

1946: "Television won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months.  People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night."- Darryl Zanuck, 20th Century Fox.

1961: "There is practically no chance communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television or radio service inside the United States." - T.A.M. Craven, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner.

1966: "Remote shopping, while entirely feasible, will flop." - Time Magazine.

1981: "Cellular phones will absolutely not replace local wire systems." - Marty Cooper, inventor.

1995: "I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse."- Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com.

2005: "There's just not that many videos I want to watch." - Steve Chen, CTO and co-founder of YouTube expressing concerns about his company's long term viability.

2007: "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share." - Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO.
 
5 days ago  
We went to a drive-in the weekend before last. Was nice - they filled to half capacity so there was no one immediately beside you or behind or in front of you. We put out our lawn chairs, I cracked a few beers, and we watched the shiatty new Jumanji movie while munching on burgers we bought right before we arrive. Was a good time. I would definitely do that again. I absolutely won't be seeing the inside of a theater until we have a vaccine.
 
5 days ago  
COVID got me to my first drive in movie.

It was cool watching Star Wars under the stars.

/Even if it was Rise of Skywalker.
//I'm glad a few of the drive ins survived the transition to digital projection.
 
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